|Internal Military Interventions in the United States||Table I.
Internal Military Interventions in the United States 1886-1895
|NATURE OF INTERVENTION (1)||FORCES: NG or Fed(2)||NO. OF INTERVENTIONS
||NO. OF TROOPS INVOLVED|
|Bandits and bank robberies||NG||4||121|
1. Principle source for National Guard data is Alexander (1896). The following key is used for the nature of the intervention: Civil disturbance = race troubles and most of cases 'to suppress disorder'; Civil rights = 'to prevent lynchings'; Labor disputes = 'riots consequent upon labor troubles'; American Indian = 'Indian troubles'; Prison disorders = 'to prevent escape of prisoners'; Guarding prisoners = 'to prevent rescue of prisoners' and 'guards at executions'; Bandits = 'to capture criminals'; and Other includes all other categories except for protecting property at fires, cyclones, and floods, which is not considered here. The principle source for Federal data is Reichley (1939).
2. NG = National Guard; Fed = US Army, Army Reserves, or Marines.
3. Although Reichley (1939) does not list any federal interventions against native Americans, Weigley (1962, p. 267) counts 943 military engagements against Native Americans in the period of 1865-98.
4. Approximate troop figures are taken from the account of the battles against 'Coxey's armies' in Rich (1941, pp. 87-91).